Dental Hygiene in Reading

You can book an appointment directly with the hygienist without seeing a dentist
Call 0118 984 3108 to book in with a hygienist today.

Why Visit a Hygienist?

Surprisingly more teeth are lost due to gum disease than tooth decay.

Regular visits to the hygienist will help to improve dental health and prevent periodontal (gum) disease and bleeding gums and dental decay (caries). Diet advice, fluoride application, fissure sealants and oral hygiene instruction are all part of our programme of prevention. 

Our hygiene surgeries are fitted with the very latest equipment including air polishing machines which gently removes unsightly staining without damaging your teeth.

Approximately half the population have a problem with mouth odour – a problem that can be reduced with regular visits to our dentists and hygienists in Reading.

What Happens During My Visit?

If you’ve never visited the hygienist, you may be curious about what the hygienist can actually do. Although they’re not dentists, there’s still a great deal that hygienists can offer patients.

Our dental hygienists can treat several problems, and specialise in the following treatments:

  • Scaling and polishing your teeth
  • Advising patients on preventative care for gum disease
  • Administer local anaesthetic
  • Fissure seal children’s teeth. 

For some dental issues, a visit to the dentist isn’t necessary when a hygienist is able to provide the exact same service.

After a visit to the hygienist your teeth will feel brand new. To keep them in great condition, the hygienist will offer you advice specific to your areas of concern. For example, if the hygienist believes you’re brushing with a toothbrush that’s too hard, they can make you aware of better toothbrush heads that are more gentle on your teeth. 

Our Hygienists in Reading

Our fully qualified hygienist will clean and polish your teeth and advise you on how to care for your teeth, recommend the right toothpastes and treatments for your gums on a routine day to day basis. Advice is also available for the care of your children’s teeth. To book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to call on 0118 984 3108. Alternatively, you can pop into the practice if you’re local to Reading in Berkshire.

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The hygienist is qualified to:

Fluoride

Administer Fluoride

Fissure seal

Fissure seal children’s teeth

Local Anaesthetic

Give Local Anaesthetic if required

PERIOCHIPS

Insert PERIOCHIPS, a new treatment in the prevention of periodontal disease

Advice

Give anti smoking advice

Vital aspects

All of which are vital aspects in preventive care.

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